Welcome to our favorite issue of the year, The Triad’s Best! As many of you may know, this is our biggest and most read issue all year and something we spend several months working on. This year’s voting was incredible. We saw many repeat winners and Triad favorites claim wins and runner-up honors. There were also a lot of newcomers to jump out ahead. The way we listed everyone this year is pretty simple: There are “winners” and “runners-up.” As voting was fierce and highly competitive, you will see additional runners-up listed. This was done due to the closeness of the vote counts, and in some cases ties in the runner-up categories.